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Posted on May 12, 2021

Healthy Home Must Haves

Categories: DIY, Tips

The home is where we spend the most time, and it's important that this space is a safe place for your family.

With all the products on store shelves, it can be hard to know which ones are healthy and which ones aren’t. The Berks Homes team wants to share our best solutions for living a clean and healthy lifestyle!

Organic Cleaning Products

There are many different types of ingredients found in conventional cleaning products. When you buy organic, non-toxic cleaners it means that the product is free from synthetic fragrances or harmful chemicals such as chlorine bleach and ammonia. These harsh ingredients can irritate skin and cause respiratory problems.

But all-natural, organic cleaning products come at a price. If you don't want to spend a fortune on expensive cleaners, then consider DIY alternatives like:

  • Baking Soda
  • Essential Oils
  • White Vinegar
  • Olive Oil

These are natural and effective cleaners for countertops, pots and pans, toilets, and floors. The best part? These ingredients are all affordable and easy to find at any grocery store!

Reusable Products

Want to reduce waste? There are many products on the market that can replace their disposable counterpart.

  • Reusable Grocery Bags
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Reusable Straws
  • Reusable Silicone Food Wraps, Liners or Containers
  • Alternatives to Paper Towels and Napkins (recyclable paper towels/napkins made from bamboo pulp)
Investing in reusable products is not only better for the environment but will save you money too! Now doesn't that feel good?

Smart Home Items

With all the talk about germs lately, innovators are looking for new ways to offer concerned homeowners safer alternatives.

Not only do these fancy solutions improve your home's health, they make life more convenient!

From smart mops and robot vacuums, to wireless cell phone chargers, touchless kitchen faucets and trash cans...the list of low-touch or no-touch household items is endless.

Healthier Cooking Methods and Home Appliances

We live in an age where people are much more conscious about the food they eat.

And when it comes to cooking, there's a lot of buzz lately around how we prepare and cook our meals too!

That's why appliances like air fryers are taking the culinary world by storm. Air fryers make delicious fried food without deep frying it in oil (much healthier!).

The sous-vide cooking method is also trending, and it's perfect for keeping the vitamins in nutrients in your food where they should be!

And if you want the easiest, most versatile appliance there's always slow cookers that help create amazing meals and even desserts. And just a quickle Google search will give you countless healthy slow cooker recipes to keep your family well-nourished!

What's your favorite way to cook? How about in a beautiful new kitchen from Berks Homes? Our kitchens are built to a higher standard, with sustainability in mind. Contact our team to discuss your future home today!